Shine on you Crazy Diamond

In all likelihood, the Cal football team is going to get smacked around Saturday night at Autzen. Given how explosive Oregon’s offense has looked through the first third of the season and how much Cal’s defense has looked like it spends pregame pounding massive amounts of benzos, it would be
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What on earth is going on at Kroeber Plaza?

If you have been walking up College Avenue to the campus in the past two days, you might have noticed a giant blue robot standing upright in front of Kroeber Plaza, facing toward the avenue. Some of you may have wondered: what on earth is that? Well, curious bystander, Kroeber
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Cal football battles Northwestern in season opener

After a 3-9 campaign that represented the most disappointing season of former head coach Jeff Tedford’s 11-year tenure, Sonny Dykes was hired to revive the Bears’ struggling program. Dykes’ first test is a tough one — the Bears take on No. 22 Northwestern at Memorial Stadium on Saturday night.
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Revisiting the legacy of Jeff Tedford

There are a million talking points about Sonny Dykes standing between now and Saturday’s season debut against Northwestern. But what about Jeff Tedford — remember him? He was the head coach of the Cal football team for 11 years, leading the Bears to an 82-57 record. He ushered the long-decrepit
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The year that was: 2012-13

The Daily Cal sports staff looks back at the last year in Cal sports, and its most memorable moments.   1. Jeff Tedford let go following 3-9 season He is the winningest coach in Cal history. His 11-year tenure restored the football program to a level of respectability not seen
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New sheriff in town: Sonny Dykes’ vision for Cal football

Five months into the job, Sonny Dykes envisions his program to go beyond winning football games. He wants to redefine what Cal football means to the Berkeley community.

Sonny Dykes has two young daughters at home, but when he arrives at work every day, he transforms into a surrogate parent of nearly 100 men. Before and after practice, he mingles with his players, cracking light-hearted jokes and dispensing life advice to his players. From the upper stands of
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